Construction To Close U.S. Highway 36 Thursday & Friday

The Kansas Department of Transportation has announced a complete closure of U.S. Highway 36 over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks just east of Home City.

The highway will be fully closed to eastbound and westbound traffic from 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 24th and is scheduled to reopen by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25th weather permitting.

A marked detour will be provided. All U.S. Highway 36 traffic will detour via Kansas Highway 99 to Kansas Highway 9 to U.S. Highway 77 to access U.S. Highway 36.

Advance message boards will alert drivers to the full roadway closure. Drivers should expect minor delays during this overnight roadway closure and must use alternate routes.

The Kansas Department of Transportation urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and “Give ‘Em a Brake!” when approaching and driving through the project work zone.

US Highway 36 Detour

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Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 70 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.